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The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is one of the newest chapters of the Regional Trail Corporation.  The trail chapter’s long term goal is acquire and construct a twenty mile hiking and bicycling trail from Saltsburg to Trafford.  Approximately nine miles of trail are completed and open from Saltsburg to Delmont.

The next 3.7-mile phase of the trail from Slickville to Delmont is now complete! This phase was officially opened on October 5, 2013 with a grand opening ceremony, ribbon cutting, and a special run/bike/walk after the opening.

The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.  The trail has a wide, flat handicapped accessible surface and will accommodate everyone regardless of age or physical ability.


The heritage of the corridor includes numerous coal mining, salt mining, gas and oil well sites. At the western end in Trafford, founded by George Westinghouse, is the site of his second plant.

Turtle Creek Extension of the WHT
There's lots happening with the WHT! We're adding more miles to the trail from Export to Murrysville and in the process of constructing 4 bridges along the extension of the trail. A bridge is under construction at Trafford Road. Check out some photos below:
 
 Bridge Construction  Bridge Construction  Bridge Construction

About Us

The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is a volunteer organization and is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit entity which promotes the conversion of railroad right-of-ways into trails within Westmoreland, Allegheny and Fayette Counties.  By becoming a member of the chapter, you can help us make this trail a reality!

If you're interested in purchasing a bench in memory of a loved one, or if you'd like to advertise on a mile post along the trail, please click on the links below for an application:
Spring on the Westmoreland Heritage Trail
Photo Credit: John Sopko 

For driving directions and further information, please download the membership brochure via the link below.